[sarex] 2012-11-26 ARISS Status

Carol Jackson tcekmjackson at comcast.net
Mon Nov 26 06:50:53 PST 2012

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Status Report

November 26, 2012


1.            Upcoming School Contact


An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact has been
scheduled for Liceo Linguistico and Scuola Media Basel in Basel, Switzerland
on Thursday, November 29 at 13:37 UTC via telebridge station W6SRJ in
California. The contact complements lesson plans covering space and space


2.            Italian Students Host ARISS Contact 


An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was held
between Kevin Ford, KF5GPP and students attending Liceo scientifico Giacinto
De Sivo - Fondazione Villaggio dei Ragazzi in Maddaloni, Italy on Tuesday,
November 20 via telebridge station IK1SLD in Italy. Over 300 students
listened as the ISS astronaut fielded 15 questions posed by the youth.  Ford
requested a switch to the backup channel half way through the contact due to
some interference, but the contact continued on nominally after the switch.
The event was webcast by AMSAT Italia and received good media coverage. The
contact was integrated into lessons covering the developments in astronomy
from a scientific, philosophical and literary point of view.


3.            ARRL on ARISS


The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) posted an article about ISS
Expedition 32/33 crewmembers Sunita Williams, Yuri Malenchenko and Akihiko
Hoshide returning to Earth after completing their mission, which included
speaking with school children around the world. "Three Hams Return to Earth
from ISS" may be viewed at:


4.            AMSAT News Service on ARISS 


The November 25 AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) News Service
bulletin (ANS-330) included several ARISS news items. The stories,
"Successful ARISS School Contacts This Week" and "Three Astronaut Hams
Return Safely From ISS" may be found at:


5.            Amateur Radio Newsline Covers ARISS


The November 23 Amateur Radio Newsline report #1841 had a story covering the
transition between Expedition 33 and Expedition 34 crewmembers. The article,
"Names in the News: Three Astro-Hams Return to Earth" may be viewed at: 







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